In Other News – 30 September 2014

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I find it very hard to believe that the people who saved New York (AND THE WORLD!) form a horde of invading aliens had never in their lives had the pleasure of eating a schwarma, those middle eastern pockets of slowly vertically spit-roasted, shaved and then flash-fried bits of meat, accompanied with sauces and vegetables

Here, if you’d had Schwarma, it’s likely been courtesy of Mi-Vami or the increasingly ubiquitous Anat – but if you want something a little more authentic, I’d suggest heading down to The Schwarma Company in Norwood, nestled in Johannesburg North East.

It’s a great place for not just schwarmas, but a cornucopia of related foods; Laffa wraps, falafel, superlative humus and tahina, shish kebab and some of the best chicken livers you’ll ever have. They’re not what I’d call cheap, but portions are huge and you’ll leave with a full belly and a smile on your face.

In other news: Thank Iwata for folders, scary stuff is gold, silly looty RPG is gold and the Legend of Korra’s gonna be tough.

Here’s the news we didn’t posts because we’re too busy blaming the ios8 update for increasing demand on our network.

News

Battlefield 4 September patch is rolling out now
Galaxy Trucker board game raises shields on iPad
Wii U firmware update adds folders
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel goes gold
Legend of Korra will have difficulty levels that Platinum fans expect
Assassin’s Creed Rogue video sails and assails
The Evil Within has gone gold, so lets hack up some bodies

Stuff

When bad controls are good
Exploring the handcrafted delight of Lumino City
How Nintendo convinced the world to buy a weird Mario game

Videos

Alien: Isolation – Distress trailer
Legend of Legacy – Debut trailer
Godzilla – Debut teaser

What’s on at The Movies

SAW is getting a 10th anniversary re-release
Peter Jackson talks The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies and how he’s expanding the story
William Shatner may beam into the next Star Trek movie
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will hit both IMAX and Netflix, plus new images!
Victor Zsasz and a few more villains are coming to Gotham
The Walking Dead spinoff show’s character descriptions give us the first hints of the story
We Review The November Man – Tired and generic old man spy thriller

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Last Updated: September 30, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief 0

    How much is “not cheap”

    Are we talking JJ’s eyeliner bills “not cheap” or Rince’s wine stains “not cheap” ???

    • JJ of Meridian

      Quality costs. As for Rince, let’s just say he owns a lot of red shirts.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Best he does not go on an away mission…

  • Admiral Chief 0

    TONIGHT, EISBEIN! Or Tbone….still deciding…

    • Anon A Mouse

      Tomorrow the WORLD.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Indeed, but tonight we dine!!!

        • Dutch Matrix

          In HELLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Admiral Chief 0

            More like heaven, the food there is divine!

          • Hammersteyn

            So not Spur?

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Nopearoony, NOT spur

    • JJ of Meridian

      T Bone is for rapper names and people from Pretoria…oh wait 😉

      • Hammersteyn

        Bwahaha

      • Admiral Chief 0

        You diss the glorious cowpiece? HERETIC!

        • JJ of Meridian

          Rump or Sirloin. MEAT. No bone.

          • Hammersteyn

            Agreed!

          • Hammersteyn

            Ribs on the other hand…

          • JJ of Meridian

            Ribs is an exception. Because if there’s no bone then it means you won’t get messy eating it, and where’s the fun in that?

          • Admiral Chief 0

            BOTH

  • Dutch Matrix

    This new ION format just blows…

    • Admiral Chief 0

      …your mind!!!

    • Mike

      Hmmmm, Schwarma…..

      • Admiral Chief 0

        SCHWARMA-LICIOUS

    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      Question is: what does she do? Thanks Dutch

      • HvR

        She assist in making the special Schwarma sauce in the header.

  • Anon A Mouse

    I still don’t know what to eat tonight, might just get some sort of “healthy” take away.

  • Hammersteyn
    • Admiral Chief 0

      I see you dug up some childhood footage of a young Deon…

      • Hammersteyn

        I didn’t have toys, only TV

        • Admiral Chief 0

          I had army mannetjies and Lego. My childhood was AWESOME!

        • JJ of Meridian

          I had a few action figures

          • Admiral Chief 0

            I remember asking my mom to make them parachutes, climbing on the roof, throwing them down, repeating this action until my feet were raw from the roof tiles…ahhhh, simpler times…NO BILLS!

          • JJ of Meridian

            You said it man. I think my favourite action figure was my Eddie Brock/Venom. Still have it. Oh, and of course my Star Wars toys.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Lucky bugger, I had NO SW toys as a kid, none were available.

            I had Ninja Turtles, Biker Mice from Mars, army men, Lego (robin hood, the old space lego and some knights)

          • JJ of Meridian

            The few SW toys I had were very basic and the detail quite terrible, but it was Star Wars.
            As far as LEGO goes I had those old kits like the dude in the lego movie who keeps going SPACESHIP!!

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Hahahaha, I had the same! LOVED IT!

          • JJ of Meridian

            When I saw that dude in the movie it was such an awesome moment.

          • HvR

            His name is Benny.

            Funny how all the space helmets broke and the same place and Lego kept making them the same way for 2 decades.

          • JJ of Meridian

            Yea man. Mine broke like that too.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Only one of mine broke, traumatised me and I took SPECIAL care of the rest of them

            The broken helmet dude was like my redshirt (except it was a yellow helmet)

          • Brady miaau

            I WANT THE SUPER STAR DESTROY

          • JJ of Meridian

            Hells yea

          • Hammersteyn

            I had those as well, but I would rather watch TV for some reason.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Found your dad’s stash did we?

          • Hammersteyn

            And more, cowboys and indians was never the same

          • JJ of Meridian

            It’s hard work to make up ten character roles when you can just watch them instead ;P

          • Brady miaau

            Um. dolls?

  • Hammersteyn

    That meat looks a bit odd. But I’m sure it’s still good.

  • Hammersteyn

    The Godzilla trailer looks intriguing. But I doubt we will get it here.

  • Hey just got a reply finally from Kalahari saying Shadow of Mordor is being delivered on the the 10th of October now, anybody else getting that?

  • Ottokie

    So “in other news”, any of you bunch know of a South African clan in Warframe 😛

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      Talk to Trevor, MattyFEEEEEEG and Valshen

      • Ottokie

        Thx for the info vamps 🙂 now time to stalk Trevor!

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          PC guys are them… PS4 guys, ummmm, not sure 😛

  • Umar

    Folders…wow. now only.

    Also. Had a nice shwarma yesterday…man. was gooooooooood

  • Skyblue

    Okay so here goes…

    It’s “shwarma” and not “schwarma” like you get at Anat. Anat is also going to be the first food franchise to sponsor local e-sports teams at the DGC this year. Not being petty but just saying ;-p

    http://www.xtcgaming.co.za/index.php/13-xtc/anat-sponors-xtc

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